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Plan Your Visit

Thousands of people visit Ely Cathedral every year

This Cathedral was built as an offering to God by the monks who lived here. The music and worship that have been practised here ever since are a continuation of that offering. This is a very special place and we hope you find it a source of blessing, wonder and inspiration.

Visitor Opening Hours & Tickets

Monday to Saturday:
Between 10am - 4pm

Between 12.30pm - 3.30pm (Last entry 3pm)

Please check any changes to opening hours before you visit.

We kindly request that Visitor Tickets are booked in advance.

Guided Tour Tickets

You can add to your visit with one of our Cathedral Tours.

These include behind the scenes access to the Cathedral's unique Octagon Tower and the Monastic Buildings dotted around the Cathedral grounds.

For more information, visit our Tickets and Tours page.

Getting Here

Ely is located in the east of England, just 12 miles north of Cambridge and easily accessible by car and by public transport.

By rail
Ely has many direct rail connections and Ely Cathedral is a 10 minute walk from the station.

By road

Main road routes serving Ely include the A10 and A142 (linking with the M11, A1 and A14). Car parking is free of charge in the city centre. Ely Cathedral's post code is CB7 4DL.

Octagon Tower Tours

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For Worship & Glory II Exhibition

26 January - 13 March 2022. Find out more.

Monastic Tour & Tea

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The Stained Glass Museum

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